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Cost of Living Amsterdam - Supermarket

 

The following table lists approximate prices of food, drink and various other consumer items which can be purchased in local supermarkets. This list gives a rough idea of the costs for expats coming to live in the Netherlands and perhaps visitors who wish to shop for food.

Note, prices will vary depending on a number of factors:

Store type - different prices will be found if shopping in specialist shops, standard supermarkets (Albert Heijn, Dirk), discount supermarkets (Aldi, Lidl) or street markets.
Quality line - organic, high-end, branded, own-brand or budget will all have different prices. Check the bottom shelves in supermarkets for the cheaper lines.
Quantity - buying a product in larger quantities is normally cheaper though this is not always the case. Supermarkets often make it difficult to price compare different sized items.
Time of year - prices for some fresh produce can depend on whether it is in/out of season.
Special offers - some items can be found at special offer prices. For example, Albert Heijn's weekly "Bonus" offers.

Also see Supermarkets in Amsterdam - listing of stores and some handy shopping tips!

AmsterdamTips.com Cost of Living Table (supermarket items, updated for 2014):

Productin Dutch
Amount
Price (€)
milk semi-skimmed halfvolle melk
1 litre
0.85
milk (organic)volle melk (biologisch)
1 litre
1.05
1/2 loaf of breadbrood (half)
400g
1.10
whole loaf breadbrood (heel)
800g
2.10
1/2 loaf bread (organic)biologisch brood (half)
400g
1.50
eggseiren
6
1.10
eggs (organic)biologische eieren
6
1.80
butter unsalted roomboter ongezouten
250g
1.25
yoghurt (organic) biologische volle yoghurt
1 litre
1.25
fruit & vegfruit & groente
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broccoli (organic) biologische broccoli
300g
1.20
potatoes (organic) biologische aardappelen
1kg
1.80
carrots winterpeen
1kg
1.00
onions uien
1kg
1.00
garlic knoflook
3
1.00
tomatoes tomaten
500g
1.10
tomatoes (organic) biologische tomaten
500g
2.30
mushrooms champignons
250g
1.00
iceberg lettuceijsbergsla
1
1.10
mixed salad (pre-packed) sla melange (verpakt)
100g
1.50
spinach (pre-packed) spinazie (verpakt)
300g
2.30
avocadoavocado
1
1.00
bell pepperpaprika
1
1.10
courgettecourgette
1
1.30
apples appels
1.5kg
2.50
bananas bananen
1kg
1.90
oranges sinaasappelen
2kg
3.00
galia melonmeloen
1
2.50
kiwikiwi
1kg pack
3.00
strawberries aardbeien
250g
2.50
pineappleananas
1
2.00
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meat & fishvlees & vis
Amount
Price (€)
minced beef rundergehakt
500g
3.00
minced beef (organic) biologisch rundergehakt
400g
3.75
rib-eye steakrundvlees rib-eye
300g
8.40
pork fillets varkensvlees filetlapjes
300g
3.00
pork fillets (organic) biologisch varkensvlees filetlapjes
250g
4.50
chicken fillets kipfilet
500g
4.00
chicken fillets (organic) biologisch kipfilet
300g
7.50
ham achterham
250g
3.50
ham (organic )biologische achterham
100g
2.70
smoked salmon gerookte zalmfilet
100g
3.00
smoked salmon (organic)biologische gerookte zalmfilet
100g
5.00
salmon fillet (fresh) zalmfilet
175g
4.00
salmon fillet (frozen) zalmfilet (diepvries)
250g
2.80
tuna steak (fresh) tonijnsteak
130g
4.00
tuna (tinned) tonijn moot (blik)
195g
1.90
smoked mackrel gerookte makreel
250g
3.50
herringharing (hollandse nieuwe)
3
4.25
trout (fresh) forel (vers)
400g
5.10
cod fillet (fresh) kabeljauwfilet
250g
5.75
mussels (fresh) verse mosselen
2kg
8.00
miscellaneous 
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cheese (young gouda) piecekaas (goudse jong) stuk
580g
5.60
cheese (young gouda) sliceskaas (goudse jong) plakken
400g
3.50
pasta pasta
500g
1.20
rice (basmati) basmati rijst
1kg
2.50
couscous couscous
500g
1.70
tomato sauce (organic)biologische tomaten saus
700g
1.30
pesto pesto
190g
2.20
olive oil (extra virgin)olijfolie (extra vierge)
1 litre
4.50
sunflower oil zonnebloemolie
1 litre
1.90
fresh pizza verse pizza
300g
4.00
peanut butter pindakaas
600g
1.90
mueslimuesli
500g
2.10
crisps (Kettle)chips (Kettle)
150g
1.90
chocolate bar chocolade
100g
1.00
toilet paper toiletpapier
16 rolls
4.00
tooth paste tandpasta
75ml
1.20
washing up liquid afwasmiddel
500ml
1.25
washing powderwasmiddel
1.2kg
6.00
drinksdranken
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mineral watermineraalwater
2 litres
1.00
bottle wine wijn
750ml
4.00
beer 6 bottles bier
6 x 300ml
3.95
orange juice fresh vers sinaasappelsap
1 litre
3.00
soft drink (branded)frisdrank
1.5 litres
1.80
coffee filter snelfilter koffie
250g
2.20
coffee espressoespresso koffie
250g
3.50
tea (black) thee (engelse melange)
20 bags
0.80
tea (rooibos) rooibos thee
20 bags
1.35
 
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